Salinas, CA February 05, 2018 – Muro kicks off the March series, held from 1-2 p.m. each Monday, on March 5 at CSU Monterey Bay; followed by Manchester on March 12 in Monterey; Endo on March 19 in Seaside; and Campbell on March 26 in Carmel. Exact studio locations will be provided upon ticket purchase or reservation.
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Muro holds a master of fine arts degree from Mills College and a bachelorâ€™s degree in photography from San Jose State University. Recent exhibitions include Glamorgeddon at SOMarts, San Francisco; Photo ID, Santa Cruz Museum of Art; â€œChico & Chang: A Look at the Impact of Latino and Asian Cultures on California's Visual Landscape,â€� Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco; â€œChicaChic: La Nueva Onda/The New Wave of Chicana Art,â€� California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco; â€œYouâ€™re Breathing in It: Exploring the Studio and Alternative Art Strategies,â€� Riverside Art Museum, Riverside; Domestic Disobedience, San Diego Mesa College, San Diego; and â€œBetter to Die on My Feet,â€� Self-Help Graphics, Los Angel.
She is the recipient of the Herringer Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Art and the Trefethen Merit Award. Muroâ€™s curatorial projects have been awarded grants from the Center for Cultural Innovation through the Creative Capacity Fund, the James Irvine Foundation for Intersections and Adobe Youth Voices. She is co-founder, principal and curator of Space 47 projects, and is an Assistant Professor of Integrated Media and Photography at CSU Monterey Bay where she is chairperson of the department of Visual and Public Art.
â€œA magnetic resonance with drawing is in my genetic architecture,â€� says Manchester. â€œThe very sound of the word â€˜drawingâ€™ elevates my pulse. At an early age, I was sure my artistic endeavor was to remain in the many black and white realms of drawing and printmaking. My education included studies abroad at The Accademia di Belle Arti, and the Library of Prints and Drawings of the Ufizzi Gallery in Florence, Italy. In my printmaking classes, I had the rare good fortune of studying with visiting Maestro, Giorgio Morandi.
â€œI enjoyed working in the drawing-related fields of architecture, scientific (botanical) drawing, graphic design and teaching. These experiences animated my delight, deep curiosity and attention in the studio. I have exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. and my work is held in many private as well as institutional collections. I maintain a studio in Monterey, California.â€�
Endo is the Monterey Peninsulaâ€™s only large-scale reduction woodcut artist. A founding member of Open Ground Studio, Endoâ€™s artwork seeks out the hidden meanings and subtext of an image, bringing it front and center.
Campbellâ€™s paintings and sculptures reflect her passion for nature and all things organic â€”the cycles of the earth, dreams, and the elements â€” and often incorporate sublimely blended colors and patinas. Her sculpture â€œWaterfallâ€� is currently on view in our main lobby.
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The Monterey Museum of Art expands a passion for the visual arts and inspires appreciation of California Art â€” past, present, and future. The Monterey Museum of Art connects art and community, with an emphasis on participatory experiences built around the Museumâ€™s strong collection of California and regional art. Exhibitions and programs of the highest quality are designed to engage and inspire visitors.
The Museum was established in 1959, to uphold the artistic legacy of the region by collecting, preserving and presenting the art of California and the Central Coast. Originally a chapter of the American Federation of the Arts, MMA remains the only nationally accredited museum between San Jose and Santa Barbara.
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